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48200 KES ($468 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent most of my third transfer to pay school fees for my children who are in high school. I bought a sofa set which I have always admired and longed for and also bought a a sack of maize for my family's consumption.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I would not have received the money, I would not have managed to pay for my children their school fees and also I would not be sitting on a good seats now. Thank you GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well in sending us cash transfers which enabled recipients to change their lives to better. I have not seen anything they did not do well.
50000 KES ($491 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a house because my house leaked and my bed would always get dreanched whenever it rained. I also bought furniture and 2 sacs of maize for food security.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have cleared school fees arrears for the children, I no-longer have to move things around in my house whenever it rains with the aim of protecting them from being rained on. My children can also comfortably play with the other children without being teased that they wear rags.
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I spent 220 KES on 4 cushions, 3000 KES on school uniforms and I invested the remaining 6780 KES in rice business.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
The house that I am currently living in is small and therefore I will build a bigger one of 35 iron sheets with the whole of this my upcoming transfer.
access_time 4 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my two children in secondary school,one is in form three and the other is in form two,secondly I plan to buy some iron sheets and replace my current roof since it leaks during rainy seasons and lastly I will use the remaining balance to start up a small business to help in sustaining my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I'm proudest of is having been able to educate my children to secondary level of education, one is currently in form three and the other in form two.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I'm facing currently is on paying school fees for my two children in secondary school. I don't have any proper source of income other than working as a casual labourer for my neighbor. .Being a widow does not make it any easier.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is normally in the evening when I study the bible, in reading the bible I find peace and strength amidst my worries and hardships in life.